Aamir Khan gets animated in new Coca-Cola campaign

MUMBAI: Ringing in the festive season, Coca-Cola has unveiled the latest in its series of communication that builds on the global ‘open happiness’ platform. The latest ad features brand ambassador Aamir Khan in an animated avatar racing on his motorbike in the virtual world of videogames.

The communication takes the thought of ‘open happiness’ forward by inviting people to take a break from their lives and welcome small moments of joy and happiness with people around them and a bottle of Coca-Cola for company.

Leveraging the passion of video gaming amongst the youth, the communication uses the racing videogame as a device to connect with them. The film contrasts the fun of gaming with the more abiding joy of sharing a bottle of Coca-Cola with friends. The film also showcases how simple joy of sharing Coca-Cola entices one away from the virtual to the real world of affection and friendship.

Aamir Khan says, "It is a very interesting concept as for the first time my features have been replicated as an animated character through special effects. I think the robotic animated look has really come out well in the film and I hope that my fans will like me in this new animated avatar."

The communication for ‘Coca-Cola open happiness’ in India has been conceptualised by McCann Erickson executive chairman – regional creative director Asia Pacific Prasoon Joshi and McCann Erickson creative chief Delhi Ashish Chakravarty. The ad film has been directed by Abhijit Choudhary of Black MagicMotion Pictures.

Coca-Cola India director-marketing Kashmira Chadha said, "The creative idea behind the latest ‘open happiness’ communication is to bring forward the thought of enjoying a bottle of Coca-Cola while taking a pause from the virtual life that the youth today engages in. The latest communication shows how simple joy of sharing life’s smallest pleasures with a bottle of Coca-Cola lures one away from the virtual to the real world of love and friendship. I am confident that consumers will find the communication quite appealing."

Joshi says, "The thought in this commercial was thattechnology connects us, it makes our life easier and full of fun. At the same time, technology completely absorbs some people to the extent of alienating them away from other humans and life around us. So the commercial revolves around the thought that Coca-Cola urges you to come back to life, come back to friends, come back to your own people."

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